Indian Spiced Pork Tenderloin

By Jackie DeKnock  ,

November 27, 2015

A taste of India that’s so, so easy to recreate at home! The garlic naan is delicious and the perfect pairing for the pork.

Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale:

Budget Rating Scale:

  • Yields: Serves 4-6


1 1/2-2lbs pork tenderloin

1 T pressed garlic (or minced, use the tip below)

1 T curry powder

1 1/2 t kosher salt (much less if you're using table salt)

1/2 T cumin

1/2 T coriander

1/8 t cayenne pepper

1/4 C fresh lemon juice

3 T extra virgin olive oil

1 T water


Press garlic into a small bowl. Here's a great tip if you don't own a garlic press and you want your garlic finer than a mince. Start by peeling the cloves by smashing them first. Mince them up and then pour the kosher salt right over it. Use a large knife to smash and mush and the kosher salt will break up the garlic making it into a nice paste. Works great!

Mix the garlic and salt in a small bowl with the cumin, curry, and coriander and cayenne.

Add fresh lemon juice (not bottled!) and olive oil and stir it all up.

Pour spice mixture in the zip-lock bag with the pork. Seal bag, give it a good smoosh, and then let it sit in the fridge for 3-4 hours (longer is just fine)

Grill on the barbeque and enjoy.

Suggested Side:
Garlic Naan Bread – Naan is an Indian style bread that is delicious, moist and melts in your mouth. Slightly melt butter, add crushed garlic and a sprinkle of Italian Seasoning (if you have it) and slather on naan break. Grill in your oven or place on your BBQ top grill and heat through gently until the bread is hot and soft and the butter has fully melted. Slice into wedges and serve.

Gourmet Safari Rating Scales

Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale:

We’ve designed a handy ‘from the heart’ kitchen confidence rating scale for you to guide you through the recipes (yep, we think of everything)!
= Everyday deliciously simple. Pretty quick, just get the food on the table pronto!
= Put your heart into it! Takes a little more time ‘n TLC!
= Go the extra mile! Gourmet – takes time and/or special ingredients and/or technique – worth the extra effort for the impressive WOW factor!
= You walk on water! You must be a Chef!

Budget Rating Scale:

We’ve designed a handy budget rating scale for you to guide you (and your wallet) through the recipes. Recipes are graded from the ‘high-end caviar-type budget’ to the ‘lower-end spam canned meat type-budget’.
= Spam (aka low budget)
= Mac ‘n Cheese (aka mid budget)
= Filet Mignon (aka higher budget)
= Caviar (aka expensive…but you’re worth it!)


0 Reviews